5 Asian authors you should know: the Man Asian Literary Prize shortlist
2. Manu Joseph, nominated for "Serious Men”
"Serious Men," his debut novel, is an exploration of questions of class in India. This novel tells the story of a Dalit (untouchable) secretary who works for a high-class Brahmin at Bombay's Institute of Theory and Research and invents stories about his disabled son in a desperate effort to advance socially.